Security Officer - Fire Safety Director

Job Site Location US-NY-New York
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Position Objective

Company Overview:


Harvard Protection Services maintains true to our long standing belief, Employees and Customers First. Our Mission, Vision and Core Values of PEOPLE FIRST, SAFETY, TEAMWORK, CLIENT FOCUS, and ACCOUNTABILITY are representative of this belief with expectations set and supported throughout for all our employees. Our goals set the standard for the industry; to earn our customer’s trust, confidence, and business, through maintaining a safe, secure environment; to provide the highest level of security for their enterprise, their proprietary assets, and the safety of their human capital. Our vision is to be recognized by our customers and the industry as a dynamic, employee-centric organization that empowers our team to deliver leading edge solutions in a manner that creates value for our customers.


Job Summary:


Primary focus will be to service the existing business, operationally and financially, while maintaining relationships with existing customers and developing new business where possible.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead by example
  • Maintain a professional demeanor while leading staff and providing assistance to customers, employees, visitors, and guests
  • Maintain a visible presence in the facility / building assigned
  • Monitor the environment, with the ability to detect suspicious and unsafe activity
  • Responsible for becoming familiar with incoming and outgoing  traffic, know the customers, tenants, visitors, and guests
  • Answer all phones in a professional manner and demonstrate ability to perform clear and audible announcements
  • Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitor entrances and exits
  • Know the facility / building policies and procedures, and enforce them within the limits of the position
  • Follow established emergency action planning, procedures, fire protection, and safety standards
  • Monitor alarms and closed circuit television systems as required
  • May perform operations related functions to include; scheduling, overtime management, review of daily logs and incident reports, training and development of staff, as required
  • Test and inspect fire extinguishers and other fire protections devices to ensure compliance to fire and safety standards
  • Discusses violations and unsafe conditions with site representative
  • Prepares reports, such as inspections performed, standards violations, and recommendations for eliminating fire hazards
  • Maintains records and logs, as required by law
  • Maybe called upon to perform fire-fighting duties during emergencies
  • May train others in fire emergency response plans
  • Assists in fire drills, as  required
  • May perform other inspections, and safety duties as required
  • May perform additional security services functions, as permitted under any required Security Officer license and as specified for the assigned site(s), in addition to Fire Inspector duties
  • The essential duties and responsibilities may differ by customer location assigned

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Must have NYS and F85
  • Minimum High School Diploma, GED or the equivalent
  • Must have Fire Safety Directors license
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn fire inspection operations, and procedures
  • Must have reliable means of communication and transportation
  • Must be willing to participate in the company’s pre-employment screening process, including drug screening and background check
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Neat and professional appearance
  • Previous contract security, law enforcement, fire department, military, customer service experience preferred
  • Good organizations skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Write routine detailed  correspondence, to include log entries, incident and reporting
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, customer service environment
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize and problem solve
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office


Harvard Protection Services offers a competitive hourly pay rate of $20an hour with applicable benefits.
Harvard Protection Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Veteran/Disabilities


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